3rds Cricket vs Loretto
Won by 24 runs
Loretto’s 3rd team kindly hosted us for an afternoon of hard-ball paired cricket. After leaving rainy Cramond, the sunshine we found in Musselburgh was most welcome. Cargilfield padded up first and Orhan and Oliver made a steady start, losing no wickets and posting a solid score of 21 (including extras). This was followed up with another solid spell by Rufus and William, who again protected their wicket safely, as did Zain and Arthur who came next. George and Archie finished off our innings, contributed positively to the scorecard and, at the end, Cargilfield had a total of 67 runs to defend. Loretto made a good effort to chase down the total, but four timely wickets knocked 20-runs off their hard-earned runs, these wickets included a catch from Archie, who showed a safe pair of hands as the ball was hit to him at mid-off, and a marvellous catch from our wicketkeeper for the day, Rufus, who dived to his left and caught a nick just inches from the turf. Two off the wickets came off the bowling of George and one from the bowling of Arthur. Wide balls provided most of the runs for both teams but some more time in nets will rectify this in due course.
Well done to all the boys for their commendable effort and team spirit.